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Oakland A’s Pickup Indians OF Ka’ai Tom in MLB Rule 5 Draft

The Indians have lost a player in Thursday’s Rule 5 MLB Draft, as the Oakland A’s have selected outfielder Ka’ai Tom off the list of available players.

Tom was a 5th round selection of the Tribe back in the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kentucky.

The 5-9, 190 pound outfielder played his high school ball in Honolulu, HI before being drafted by the Indians.

Two seasons ago playing in AA Akron Tom was impressive, hitting .285 with 14 homers and 42 runs batted in playing in 81 games.

He made the move to AAA Columbus, and was solid there as well, hitting .298 in 51 games with 9 homers and 44 RBI.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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